UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Brown must insist on appearing at Iraq Inquiry says Clegg

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2010 10:34 GMT

“If Gordon Brown means it when he talks about transparency in Government, we need to see the text of this letter immediately so we know what he has offered," said the Liberal Democrat Leader.

Responding to Gordon Brown’s comments at PMQs that he had written to Sir John Chilcot and would be ‘happy to give evidence at any time’, Nick Clegg said:

“Gordon Brown has done little or nothing to change his position.

“He must insist, on behalf of the British people, that he appears at the inquiry before the election.

“If Gordon Brown means it when he talks about transparency in Government, we need to see the text of this letter immediately so we know what he has offered.

“Based on his mealy-mouthed comments today, the British people are no nearer to seeing the testimony of the man who signed the cheques for this disastrous war.”